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by The Phoenixian
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions
Replies: 291
Views: 22761

Re: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions

I honestly quite like the idea of biters probing defenses and bots taking more time to build thing. Both opinions stem from the same source really: Factorio takes a fair bit of inspiration from the tower defense and RTS genres, and I think it could be well served by pilfering even more. I had a fair...
by The Phoenixian
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Outdated/Not implemented
Topic: 0.17 Campaign Observations and Commentary (Handcrafting, Cliffs, and a sidenote on difficulty)
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: 0.17 Campaign Observations and Commentary (Handcrafting, Cliffs, and a sidenote on difficulty)

Actually, the version just before 0.17 release had no hand crafting the entire time, but we were concerned that new players would expect it to be like that in Freeplay. I do cringe every time i see a tester reach the second area and queue up a lab. "Why is this taking so long?" they ask, and then t...
by The Phoenixian
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Outdated/Not implemented
Topic: 0.17 Campaign Observations and Commentary (Handcrafting, Cliffs, and a sidenote on difficulty)
Replies: 3
Views: 338

0.17 Campaign Observations and Commentary (Handcrafting, Cliffs, and a sidenote on difficulty)

After playing the new campaign I thought I'd give some observations. Mostly things I haven't seen others mention already. Lazy Bastard-Lite: This thing right here is the main reason I'm writing this topic. The crafting-in-inventory technology and everything that comes before it. I may be a veteran, ...
by The Phoenixian
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #173 - Nuclear stuff is almost done
Replies: 192
Views: 38081

Re: Friday Facts #173 - Nuclear stuff is almost done

Good to see that nuclear power is progressing, but I'll admit it's sad to see the close water cycle go. :(

I hope it's eventually able to make it in in some form.
by The Phoenixian
Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #164 - Nuclear power
Replies: 249
Views: 51107

Re: Friday Facts #164 - Nuclear power

Molten salt has been suggested a fair few times in this thread, and I'd like to throw my own support in for it. I'll also mention that hot oil can be used for the same purpose if you want different recipes to consider. The key reason I support it it is that molten salt, along with hot oil, lends its...
by The Phoenixian
Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #164 - Nuclear power
Replies: 249
Views: 51107

Re: Friday Facts #164 - Nuclear power

I've had a thought, so here's a proposed alternative to the reactor explosion, that still remains dangerous and has it's own "cool factor". Instead of outright exploding if it gets too hot, since "no steam" = "no steam or hydrogen explosion" what if the problem is just plain ambient heat . With ever...
by The Phoenixian
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday facts #158 - The end of the 32 bit era
Replies: 132
Views: 32441

Re: Friday facts #158 - The end of the 32 bit era

Because seriously, not all of us have the budget for good or even recent systems and for some of us $20 for a hundred hour plus game that runs on a toaster is actually a selling point. Because you know... Money . Not everybody has a decent or significant disposable budget and some of us like to do ...
by The Phoenixian
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Solar panels less of a no-brainer
Replies: 378
Views: 108712

Re: Solar panels less of a no-brainer

Fatpony wrote:Have solarpanels out been changed to remotely the correct amount of kw per area?
No, trust me, if they been changed to match Earth's solar input per square meter you would have you would have heard about it. There is roughly an order of magnitude of difference after all.
by The Phoenixian
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday facts #158 - The end of the 32 bit era
Replies: 132
Views: 32441

Re: Friday facts #158 - The end of the 32 bit era

To be perfectly plain... Anyone that, in the year 2016, is complaining about a lack of a 32-bit executable for a videogame should be taken out back and shot. Seriously though, these are probably the same people who are still using Windows XP, write "Microsoft" as "Micro$oft" and feel like Norton An...
by The Phoenixian
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Achievements: "Lazy Bastard" should be achieved earlier...
Replies: 8
Views: 1640

Re: Achievements: "Lazy Bastard" should be achieved earlier...

Also to be considered: How people set up their factories can have a lot of effect on how easy it is to expand the factory for other products. For instance, if you set things up so that the labs are entirely self contained, requiring only Iron, Copper, and Petroleum Gas and you make it harder to prod...
by The Phoenixian
Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday facts #157 - We are able to eat paper, but we don't do it
Replies: 91
Views: 22331

Re: Friday facts #157 - We are able to eat paper, but we don't do it

Agreed: The FFF are a wonderful insight into games development and make a pretty excellent balance of of explaining things for the layman while still giving a great understanding of what the devs are going through.
by The Phoenixian
Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Games Like Factorio
Replies: 176
Views: 194194

Re: Games Like Factorio

So because there was some confusion earlier, (but also because optimization is very fun and I want to show off my results) I'd like to a longer writeup and give some screenshots for Factory Idle . So at first you get a setup that's somewhere between Factorio and Big Pharma: A top down view with a li...
by The Phoenixian
Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday facts #153 - 0.13 Stable, 0.14 Experimental
Replies: 98
Views: 22487

Re: Friday facts #153 - 0.13 Stable, 0.14 Experimental

As far as suggestions go, I think the first and most obvious is an onboard electric generator: Just as any real world car can pull energy from the engine to run it's peripherals, so too could vehicles use their fuel stocks in order to power grid equipment. :idea: What if the Fusion Reactor would tu...
by The Phoenixian
Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Solar panels less of a no-brainer
Replies: 378
Views: 108712

Re: Solar panels less of a no-brainer

So I've read a bunch here lately I think it's worth reiterating that the core of the complaints with solar vs steam (at least for my own self, but there are others who seem to agree with me) isn't that solar has too much power, it's that solar has very little in the way of logistics puzzles attached...
by The Phoenixian
Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday facts #153 - 0.13 Stable, 0.14 Experimental
Replies: 98
Views: 22487

Re: Friday facts #153 - 0.13 Stable, 0.14 Experimental

First reaction? "Oh Hell Yes." As far as suggestions go, I think the first and most obvious is an onboard electric generator: Just as any real world car can pull energy from the engine to run it's peripherals, so too could vehicles use their fuel stocks in order to power grid equipment. If it's 3x3,...
by The Phoenixian
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Games Like Factorio
Replies: 176
Views: 194194

Re: Games Like Factorio

Another in the vein of somewhere between Factorio and Big Pharma is factoryidle.com

And from the look of things it's all about optimizing your layouts then waiting for it to pay off.
by The Phoenixian
Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday facts #146 - The GFX workflow
Replies: 42
Views: 13935

Re: Friday facts #146 - The GFX workflow

Informative.

Also, Hunh. Is that a large pump then?
by The Phoenixian
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.13.6
Replies: 55
Views: 27382

Re: Version 0.13.6

Wow, the bugfix updates are coming fast and hard.
by The Phoenixian
Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Releases
Topic: Factorio Roadmap for 0.17 & 0.18
Replies: 795
Views: 724166

Re: Factorio Roadmap for 0.12 + 0.13

FadMad8 wrote:
or Factorio II, who knows.
So now that 0.13 is considered feature complete, when are we getting a roadmap post for Factorio 2?
Given the notes in FFF 145 I'd expect August at the earliest. Likely longer if the discussions take time to fully hash out and set in stone.
by The Phoenixian
Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Not a bug
Topic: *[13.0] Fish swimming on land after placing landfill
Replies: 5
Views: 1284

Re: *[13.0] Fish swimming on land after placing landfill

Rseding91 wrote:I want to leave it a thing and make them show the name "land-fish" when in land :D
Careful: That road leads to suspicious candygrams.

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